Myth and Myth Theory

Myth and Myth Theory.

Compare and contrast Beatti’s analysis of Nyoro myths with Wolfe’s discussion of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a master symbol. Which interpretation of myth do you find more convincing? Why?

Next, choose a myth or fable that is familiar to you. Briefly present a synopsis and an analysis of the myth using either Beattie’s and Malinowski’s functionalist analysis or Wolfe’s idea of a master symbol. Examples of myths/fables might include:

Myth and Myth Theory

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